How Should Investors View Citigroup Inc. (C) Insider Trading?

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As of Wednesday close, Citigroup Inc.’s (NYSE:C) stock was down -$1.09, moving down -2.21 percent to $48.24. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 14,146,680 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.13 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 16,786,885, while in the previous 50 days, it was 18,555,535.

Since last month, C stock rose 6.44%. Shares of the company fell to $43.91 on 10/25/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $69.11 was reached on 02/11/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $40.01. Since the beginning of this year, C’s stock price has dropped by -20.12% or -$12.15, and marked a new high 8 times. However, the stock has declined by -30.20% since its 52-week high.


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C stock investors should be aware that Citigroup Inc. (C) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 74 days ago on Sep 12. CITIGROUP INC, the See General Remark. of the company, disposed of 4,614,358 shares for $36.25 on Sep 12. It resulted in a $167,270,478 divestment by the insider. Wechter Sara sold 14,800 shares at an average price of $68.56 on Feb 11. The insider now owns 57,043 shares following the transaction. On Feb 11, Chief Compliance Officer McNiff Mary sold 5,000 shares at $68.66 apiece. The transaction was valued at $343,300.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Citigroup Inc. (C) has a P/E ratio of about 6.50. The stock’s beta is 1.58. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.51, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.52.

The latest dividend of $0.51 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.51. On Wednesday July 17 2019, a $0.06 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 1.37. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 72.30%. Based on annual data, C earned $42.49 billion in gross profit and brought in $50.48 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 9.30%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 8.00%.

In Citigroup Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $253.07 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. While analysts expected Citigroup Inc. to report $1.42 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.63 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 14.80%. The value of shareholders’ equity is $1.94 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Citigroup Inc.’s (C) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 27.54%, the RSI 9-day stood at 55.27% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Citigroup Inc. price is down by -0.27% percent or -$0.13. At present, C shares trade +6.23% above its 20-day simple moving average and +3.50% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -0.39% below its SMA50 and -28.13% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 72.19% and Stochastic coefficient D was 71.77%, while ATR was 1.24. Given the Stochastic reading of 63.05% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 56.60%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.07, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.91.

Analyst Ratings

Citigroup Inc. downgraded its rating on Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) to a Neutral in a note to investors on October 03, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Buy rating on the stock.Citigroup Inc. (C) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, C is a sell, and 17 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Citigroup Inc. stock as buy, with 10 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $53.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $42.00 – $95.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Citigroup Inc. (C) will achieve an average price target of $56.90.

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